July 19, 2014
I have posted many times about the wonderful barn quilts. Here are more in northern Ohio: www.patchworktrails.org where you can get a route map and other info.
Lorain County in northern Ohio is combining and embracing agricultural history with the beauty of a hand-made quilt. Follow the route to enjoy viewing an array of colorful and unique barn quilts that are replicas of traditional quilt squares. The quilt patterns, names, and origins all have some type of political, patriotic, and historical significance.
Here are just a few.
Acorn at Common Ground
Americana at Days of Yore
in New London
Arrow Block at Gott Barn
Bowtie at McConnell Farm
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 19, 2014
July 16, 2014
Lori Kennedy has helpful and well done tutorials for her machine free motion quilting designs on her blog The Inbox Jaunt at http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 16, 2014
July 11, 2014
The International Quilt Festival web site has photos of the “Hands All Around 2013″ exhibit quilts at: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf14/gallery.php?id=001
You can click on the thumbprint to enlarge the thirty-four photos.
|“Light in the Woods” by Karen Spencer
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 11, 2014
Contemporary MASSters II is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,
through July 30, 2014
Barbara Lydecker Crane – “Tree and Leaf”
The New England Quilt Museum is featuring quilts from its permanent collection made by contemporary Massachusetts quilt artists.
New England Quilt Museum
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 5, 2014
MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration through September 9, 2014
Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration is made up of extraordinary quilts from many of the most respected contemporary quilters. The majority of these quiltmakers began making quilts in the 1980s. These quilts are examples of the innovators works of our time.
The exhibit was created to honor Meredith Schroeder’s induction into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, as she, too, believes in the possibilities of quiltmaking.
“Allegretto” by Katie Pasquini Masopust
“Circle the Date” by Libby Lehman
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 3, 2014
June 29, 2014
Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until October 24, 2014
Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”
Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition. She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation. She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 29, 2014
June 27, 2014
Patchwork of History was a special event of quilts past and present from Switzerland County, Indiana’s quilt makers, to celebrate Vevay-Switzerland County’s Bicentennial. The Switzerland County Historical Society has images of the eighty quilts online at: http://www.switzcomuseums.org/Patchwork-of-History.html
Click on any image to see the larger quilt or the slide show of them.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 27, 2014
June 24, 2014
Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo. These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.
This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 24, 2014
June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L'” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!
The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014. I posted about it on March 15, 2014.
http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 20, 2014
“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy. You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014. Go to: http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001
“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 17, 2014
June 14, 2014
Today and tomorrow only (June 14 & 15), The Quilt Show has a free episode #1412 “I can’t believe it’s pieced.” for you to view. The quilt artist is Cynthia England demonstrating her unique paper piecing technique and also (the best) a no handwork sleeve application that is just what those of us who hate to hand stitch sleeves can use. I’ve got to try this!
Wendy Mammatah is also interviewed on the program.
If you just want to see the sleeve demo, go to 28:20. (See the chapters listed on the right side of the screen.)
The Quilt Show is a weekly online program featuring quilt makers hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, to which you can join and view the programs of your membership time frame. You can always go back even if you don’t continue membership and see those programs forever for which you had paid.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 14, 2014
June 10, 2014
The photographs in this online exhibition come from the collection of Janet Finley, author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Her collection of nearly 1,000 photographs documents the use of quilts in photography from its early days through the 1950s. The online photographs are from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collections: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html[/
You can also see the online photos on youtube, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1fS5_dl0Q#t=72[/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 10, 2014
Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas. For more information: http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 8, 2014
June 3, 2014
This is a petition requesting the American History Museum in Washington DC to display some of the quilts in their collection. You can show your support by going to this Facebook site:
Please share the collection of quilts in the Smithsonian Museums collection in a large display and or increase the opportunity for the public to see them. If you display them we’ll come. A quilt show at the American history museum is long overdue.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 3, 2014
June 1, 2014
Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site. Here are the locations for each:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 2, 2014
May 27, 2014
I will be appraising quilts Friday and Saturday at the Expo. Come by if you are in the area!
Register To Attend Today!
Plan on attending!
Mark your calendar! Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is coming to the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana for the very first time May 29, 30, 31, 2014. All the information is on line now at www.sewingexpo.com
The Expo features three exciting days filled with high-quality workshops, classes, aisles of quilts on display, quilt appraisals, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers from across the country and much, much more.
The display galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to inspire experts and beginners alike. The spectacular displays feature the finest work by renown quilters.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
Celebrating the 2012 gift of 350 American quilts from collectors Pat and Tom Nickols, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California, has an exhibit of log cabin quilts from the Collection through July 3, 2014. The Nickols’ amassed the Collection, which includes excellent examples of many types of American traditional quilts made between the early 1800’s and 1950’s.
The three hundred fifty quilts from the Pat L. Nickols Collection are now photographed and available for viewing online! Go to Collections
page to browse the Pat L. Nickols Quilt Collection
. Click on the quilt to go to the page with larger photo and info about that quilt.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 27, 2014
May 21, 2014
“Distortion” is a special exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, on through June 24, 2014. I posted about it on April 21, 2014.
This Smilebox slide presentation of a few of the quilts is from The Quilt Show Part 1 of the exhibit:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 21, 2014
May 17, 2014
A Colonial Revival Quilt Study exhibit is at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, in the Marie Webster house through July 19, 2014. A few of the quilts in the exhibit are full size quilts based on Marie’s patterns which are with the study quilts.
You can see photos of twenty-eight of these quilts at the American Quilt Study Group’s site:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 17, 2014
May 10, 2014
Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined of Judy Ireland’s works, will be at the Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, from May 19 through June 27, 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 10, 2014
May 6, 2014
The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, to Indianapolis Marriott East located at 7202 East 21st Street . For information about the show, see: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN.aspx Hours are 10am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday.
To see what quilt exhibits will be at the show: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/DisplayGallery.aspx
The free (with admission) half hour stage presentations during the show are listed at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents/StagePresentations.aspx Mine is “Depression Era Quilts” at 3:15 on Saturday. The web site info about it is in error.
Classes are at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/ClassDescriptions.aspx and Features & Events: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents.aspx
I will be doing appraisals at the show on Friday and Saturday.
Part of SAQA’s “Deux” Exhibit
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 6, 2014
April 30, 2014
“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” is at Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014. You can view some of the quilts at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles
Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal
Photo is the Gallery’s.
For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810 to 1940. Laura Fisher is curator.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 30, 2014
Waterlily or Butterfly Ensemble by Karin Pfunder
The National Quilt Museum is proud to present Distortion from the European Patchwork Meeting. This phenomenal exhibit is the result of an international contest featuring over forty quilt artists from around the world.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 21, 2014
April 16, 2014
Good news that cotton fabric is being made again in the US.
The fabric is not just made here,
it’s GROWN here!
The cotton fabric industry, once a vibrant sector of America’s economy, is returning
to United States’ soil. 26 brilliant colors of American Made Brand fabrics start in
the cotton field and end on the bolt.
Find the shade you love in 100% cotton fabric that is 100% made in America. Support American-made fabric—from the ground up!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 16, 2014
April 15, 2014
How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.
On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community.
It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days.
On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win.
The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 15, 2014
|April 13, 2014
The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 12, 2014
April 10, 2014
Tula Pink is featured on The Quilt Show and they have made a Smilebox presentation from her colorful world.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 10, 2014
April 4, 2014
“Quilt Detectives” will be presented at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana, Friday, April 4, 2014, by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz. The program is at Prime Life at 1:00PM.
Come and be a quilt detective with Caryl as we examine antique quilts to determine how old they are as well as other information about each quilt that members bring to show and share.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 4, 2014
April 1, 2014
Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014
Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”
This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,
Texas Quilt Museum
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 1, 2014
March 29, 2014
The 2014 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show winners are at: http://www.ihqs.org/2014-ihqs-winners-3/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 29, 2014
This “crazy patch” friendship quilt commemorates a house fire in the Christophel family, rural Goshen, 1921.
March 24, 2014
Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts
Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana through July 27, 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 24, 2014
March 20, 2014
Examine twenty Indiana State Museum quilts piled atop a bed from the Museum’s collection. Curator of Social History Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker will turn back each quilt to reveal stories rich in artistic technique and history.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 20, 2014
March 15, 2014
“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” will be at the Boston Museum of Fine Art from April 6 through July 27, 2014, showing sixty distinctive quilts. More at: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color You can preview some of the quilts in the exhibit on that page. Look down the page and click on preview.
I’ll be able to get to see this exhibit!
Here’s a You Tube video by the curator, Pam Parmal, and Gerald Roy, the collector, about the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizX5PBHflw&feature=youtu.be
And a You Tube video with Jennifer Swope, curator, about the Amish snails’ trail that is a part of the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBxp6_TwEI.
Another write up about the exhibit: http://artsfuse.org/104366/fuse-visual-arts-review-quilts-and-color-far-from-folk-and-perhaps-beyond-art/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 15, 2014
Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition will be at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in New York, New York, from March 15 – July 6, 2014
Beth Carney – “Chasms 16: Under the Stars”
The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs.
Grand Central Terminal
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 11, 2014
March 7, 2014
Indiana Heritage Quilt Show
Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
March 8, 2014
With nearly one million views, Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Jelly Roll Race tutorial
is their most popular tutorial of all time. The technique makes this quilt fast and easy. Jenny will show you how to make the Jelly Roll Race II Quilt. The Jelly Roll Race II is just as quick, fun, and pretty as the original. All you need is your favorite jelly roll, one yard for the squares and first border, one yard for the outer border, an hour or two, and you’ve got a quilt! Click here now to watch the Jelly Roll Race II tutorial
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
March 2, 2014
Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s. The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 2, 2014
February 25, 2014
We just love the patchwork logo from the Sochi Winter Olympics! You can go to this tutorial to make a table runner with the design that was inspired by the Olympics’ logo on Patchwork Posse’s blog: http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/table-runner-tutorial-sochi-olymipcs-inspired/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
Here’s another video about the Sochi Winter Olympics logo designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zlp7vDSuEwThe photos about the designs starts at 2:03 on the video. My earlier post about the designs is from January 28, 2014.
Posters for the Games
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 22, 2014
February 18, 2014
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has online exhibits of their past museum exhibits. Click on “View the exhibit” at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/
Iespecially like the one with photos of people and quilts in the photos: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 18, 2014
February 12, 2014
The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:
Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 12, 2014
February 9, 2014
Police are hopeful of finding the murderer of Cathy Zimmer, San Jose, California, whose murder occurred twenty-five years ago, through a mystery quilt that was covering her body. The quilt did not belong to anyone in the family and no one knowing the victim recognized the quilt either.
Mrs. Zimmer, who was thirty-eight, disappeared on March 8, 1989, in San Jose, and her body covered by the quilt, was found a couple of days later on the floor in the back seat of her car.
Do you recognize this quilt?
The article appeared in a couple of locations. Here is the one I read today:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut, is a quilt maker, too. I have posted about her before.
While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that returned to earth with her. Her block will be combined with blocks that other quitlers have made to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Karen Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 6, 2014
February 2, 2014
Nice Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:
To see a list of her tutorials, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo
I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU
with almost a million views.
Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released, check out the video by clicking here!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 2, 2014
February 1, 2014
The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I. You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing! Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 1, 2014
January 28, 2014
So cool! http://www.graphicart-news.com/the-olympic-patchwork-quilt-sochi-2014/#.UuPyq7Qo73h
Posters for the Games
This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 28, 2014
January 25, 2014
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Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 25, 2014
January 22, 2014
Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection is on display and the quilts are for sale at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014.
Caryl Fallert-Gentry’s Feather Study #30 & Libby Lehman’s Skyview II: Crop Circles
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 22, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 18, 2014
January 12, 2014
The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. The challenge theme was “Berlin.”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 12, 2014